Eric Finzi’s “Do you hear the children weeping?” Opens Jan. 9, 2020 at Ohio State University’s Farmer Family Gallery

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Do you hear the children weeping?”, artist Eric Finzi’s latest exhibit eerily depicts child labor in the early 1900s seen through the lens of Lewis Hine, a photographer and sociologist whose captured images influenced child labor laws in the United States. 

Eric Finzi will be at the Farmer Family Gallery at The Ohio State University at Lima to open his show, “Do you hear the children weeping?”, from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Reed Hall. The opening is free and open to the public. 

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Finzi’s distinctive artistic method with epoxy resin paintings using temperature, gravity, viscosity, syringes, and needles, captures the pathos of the working children, whether deep in the coal mines covered in dust or exhausted from picking cotton, is fossilized in layers of resin that seal their fate.

“Do you hear the children weeping?” will be in the Farmer Gallery from Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 2020. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The gallery will be closed Mon., Jan. 20.

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For more information, go to Ohio State University, Farmer Family Gallery:

Artist Eric Finzi is available for interviews by phone or in-person in Lima, Ohio Wed., Jan 8th through Friday, January 10th, and at the opening reception on Thursday, January 9th, 4-6pm. 

Go to: for more information on the artist.

Editors’ note: Files of Finzi’s paintings are attached.

Breaker Boys, 76” x 57” epoxy resin on wood, 2019

Coal Boy, 60” x 40” resin on wood, 2019

Lewis Hine photographs for viewing and informational purposes only. Photos may be subject to copyright laws. 


Eric Finzi’s media contact: Michelle Delino 202-486-7622

Farmer Family Gallery contact:  Pam Joseph 567-242-7224 or 419-302-0618

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